Platform economy database

Eurofound’s platform economy database provides information on publications, articles, court cases, initiatives and other outputs related to platform work, or those forms of work that are organised and mediated through online platforms (websites and apps). This resource provides metadata for each entry, such as the name of the author, year of publication, whether it concerns an open access or subscription-based material, a brief description of the content and where available a web link to a source from which eligible users may access content.

This STOA study investigates the potential employment effects of new information and communication technologies, by examining the relationship between innovation, new technologies, employment and inequality. It review the existing...

We study a central economic problem for peer-to-peer online marketplaces: how to create successful matches when demand and supply are highly variable. To do this, we develop a parsimonious model of a frictional matching market for...

Crowdsourcing work with high levels of coupling between tasks poses challenges for coordination. This paper presents a study of an online citizen science project that involved volunteers in such tasks: not just analyzing bulk data but...

1 February 2018 (LONDON) - The Supreme Court is considering a legal appear brought by Pimlico Plumbers and its founder, Charlie Mullins, which centres on the question of whether a tradesman is an independent contractor of a worker...

4 May 2017 - 'Lawtech' sifts and summarises data with speed and precision to replace routine tasks.

In most cities, the taxi industry is highly regulated and utilizes technology developed in the 1940s. Ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft, which use modern internet-based mobile technology to connect passengers and drivers, have...

Digital platforms are proliferating in many countries and many sectors of the economy. Platforms create immense value, for their customers and also for their suppliers. Yet all too often they are seen only through the lens of the ‘...

The main focus of this report is on the development of the sharing economy in the lodging or accommodation sector. Most data stem from Euromonitor International’s Travel system. The report describes the increase in economic efficiency...

The county court of Lille (tribunal de grande instance de Lille) requested the Court of Justice of the European Union to provide a preliminary ruling. Advocate General Szpunar’s assessment started by referring to his earlier published...

This report describes nine case studies that examine how Fortune 500 firms and multinational enterprises are adopting platform sourcing as part of their business models. It identifies three motivations for adopting platform sourcing...

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